Oligopolies

Cardinal Health: An aristocrat on his way to a makeover (NYSE:CAH)

Michail_Petrov-96/iStock via Getty Images This is my second article focused on Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) after “Cardinal Health: Healthcare Dividend Aristocrat – Second Look” (“Second Look”). Since then, Cardinal Health has outperformed the S&P 500 by about 200 basis points. In this article, I assess its likelihood of continuing to …

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Here’s how ‘digital nations’ form and why they matter

Many would agree that the concept of what defines a nation is changing. Traditionally, a nation was understood as a significant collection of individuals who share ancestral roots, background, heritage or dialect and live in the same physical space. In addition to this, a nation is usually associated with a …

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What The Zuck – A Web3 Metaverse Roadmap

Woman buying and paying for items seamlessly in meta verse Getty I was fascinated by the concept of the metaverse when I first read Neal Stephenson Snowfall back in the 90s. At the time, I was the CEO of The Imagination Network, the first online social game company, with a …

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Will the next pandemic start with chickens?

However, no one I asked—not Murphey, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, or Lincoln Premium Poultry—said they were aware of a second problem Lanc had observed: manure being loaded onto trucks in one of the barns owned by Gallus near his home. house, in the control area, another act that should …

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This Week in Techdirt History: September 11-17

from as it was department Five years ago This week in 2017, Comcast sued Vermont in an attempt to avoid having to expand its broadband network, as it also continued to insist that its sneaky and deceptive charges were a form of transparency. Charles Harder lost a libel suit against …

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Supersize Bunnings sells for $100 million

A little-known investor has invested around $100 million in an oversized Bunnings hardware store, touted as one of the largest in the Wesfarmers-owned network. The green and red branded shed was sold along with an Amart furniture store to a company called ESCB Holdings, owned by Guirong Zhang, a caveat …

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Why Telstra’s share price could actually be a growth opportunity: fundie

Image source: Getty Images The Telstra Corporation Ltd. (ASX:TLS) The stock price has had a journey over the past few years. However, with the worst of NBN’s earnings behind it, will the telecommunications giant now start generating growth? Telstra is one of the biggest blue chips on the ASX with …

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PEB Singapore, PPP Center, transport liberalization and IPRI 2022

Four important economic and trade developments happened last week and I want to comment on them. 1. Philippines Economic Briefing, Singapore On Wednesday, September 7, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and his economic and infrastructure teams held the Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) in Singapore, which was attended by many investors. In …

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Cardinal Health board shuffle could pave way for activist fund Elliott to create value

Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | Digital Vision | Getty Images Company: Cardinal Health (CAH) Company: Cardinal Health is a pharmaceutical distributor, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for healthcare facilities. The Company operates through two segments: (i) pharmaceutical …

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Stories by Kevin Lin at Techdirt.

from go fishing department It’s no secret that copyright trolls have plagued many countries for some time now. The typical copyright troll method is quite simple. You buy or acquire the rights to certain media, you monitor the illicit appearance of any of these media on the Internet, then you …

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Revisiting SA’s “Staggered” Performance Fees with OMBA’s Mark Perchtold

In this podcast, we revisit the SA performance fee scandal revealed a fortnight ago by Sean Peche, whose investigation showed big money managers rake in billions from savers despite mediocre returns. OMBA co-founder Mark Perchtold, who like Peche is a London-based South African, sheds light on a topic that has …

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A new Chile offers hope to the countries of the South against neoliberalism and dictatorship

It all started in October 2019, when the Chilean government decided to increase public transport fares during peak hours. In retaliation for this decision, students took to the streets and began to protest against it. The government thought it would be wise to deal with the protesting students with a …

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‘Honeymoon over’ as another small ‘solar-friendly’ retailer succumbs to energy chaos

Australia’s fossil fuel-driven energy market crisis has claimed another casualty, with retailer Elysian Energy entering voluntary administration and its customers redistributed to other suppliers. Australia’s energy regulator said Thursday evening that Elysian Energy’s trading license was suspended effective September 02, 2022, after the company was placed in external administration. This, …

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Runaway inflation in the euro zone, which began in mid-2021, sets a new record and even wakes up the ridiculously reckless ECB

“Temporary” inflation is suddenly runaway inflation. But the idiocy of negative interest rates and QE is finally over. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. Eurozone inflation jumped to 9.1% in August, a new record high in eurozone data dating back to 1997, according to preliminary data released today by Eurostat. …

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Free markets are a fiction

Mainstream economists in Pakistan seem to have fallen into the trap of fetishizing the “free” market, a natural consequence of the imperial enterprises of international financial institutions and multilateral donor agencies over decades. This has had the effect of hampering any nuanced, substantive, and productive conversation about public policy that …

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Damien Grant: Kiwibank did not keep its promises

Damien Grant is an Auckland business owner and regular opinion contributor for Stuff, writing from a libertarian perspective. OPINION: Like many big leaps forward, Kiwibank failed to deliver on its promises. Jim Anderton, the godfather of this badly started adventure, was full of optimism in the face of this new …

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Micron Stock: Long-Term Outlook Remains Strong and Expected to Improve (NASDAQ:MU)

PonyWang Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is a leading manufacturer of memory and storage chips based in the United States After going through several decades of competition and economic cycles, MU becomes a national name representing the American semiconductor industry to testify before the Congress on chip manufacturing with Intel. …

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nifty: Nifty fairly valued at 17,000-18,000; close to Rs 1,000 EPS likely in FY24: Pankaj Murarka

“Our approach to the portfolio right now is very pro-cyclical because we believe there is a cyclical recovery in the domestic economy. We like autos because autos are coming out of a tight supply environment in the over the past two years,” says Pankaj MurarkaCIO, Renaissance Investment Managers. After rebounding …

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Letters: beware of profits when you are offered a fixed-term energy contract

VARIOUS expert observers of the ongoing energy crisis have urged consumers to enter into fixed-term agreements with suppliers in order to weather price spikes. I am a long term customer of Scottish Power and have a good financial standing with the company. Last week I had the chance to speak …

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Our struggling economy needs another dose of Thatcher’s shock treatment

Yet the problem of poor private sector performance goes deeper. What’s at the root? All the usual suspects will be rushing to blame Brexit. But that’s really not going to wash away, not least because the fundamental problem predates our exit from the EU. A better candidate is the progressive …

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Energy prices POLL: Should the price cap be removed? | United Kingdom | New

According to the most pessimistic forecasts, energy bills are expected to exceed £5,000 a year next year. Experts from Auxilione, an energy consultancy, have warned that regulator Ofgem could set the cap at £5,038 a year from April 2023. They also predict the cap could rise to around £4,400 from …

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Charting a path to protect consumers at drugstore counters – InsideSources

There’s an Inspector Clouseau quality to the way policymakers in Washington are responding to the challenge of high prescription drug prices. For years, elected officials have demanded that action be taken to bring down pharmaceutical costs. And yet, despite having before them the evidence of the parties who bear considerable …

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Juniper Networks: A Must-See Dividend Growth Stock (NYSE:JNPR)

Daniel Grizel Some industries have oligopolies, like UPS (UPS) and FedEx (FDX), in which both companies are formidable players with a large market share. There are other industries that are led by a dominant firm followed by a “second banana” somehow. This was the case for many years with Intel …

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Do you have $10,000? Top 2 stocks you should invest in

Image source: Getty Images Money is tight right now. Inflation is compressing the average household and the savings rate has fallen. In this environment, if you have some spare cash, you are one of the lucky ones. To further increase your luck, here are the top two stocks you should …

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A Durbin amendment for credit cards will reduce their ubiquity and do nothing to reduce inflation

One of the ways the Biden administration and the Democratic Congress have tried to deflect opprobrium for about last year’s spike in inflation has been to blame intermediaries — those entities that facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers. – for having contributed to the price increase. without providing anything of …

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Rishi Sunak’s green belt dogma is a recipe for conservative collapse

As local councils have granted more building permits in recent years, large developers have used their market power to deliberately slow construction, making overall higher profits by producing fewer houses, so prices continue to increase. We need to inject competition into this once vibrant sector by helping smaller builders – …

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717 convicted of crimes in January attacks, attorney general says

NUR-SULTAN – 717 people were convicted for attacks, mass riots, possession of weapons and robberies during the January events, Prosecutor General Berik Asylov said at a meeting of the board of directors of the Attorney General’s office on July 28. Prosecutor General Berik Asylov led the board meeting devoted to …

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Sarah Min | The illusion of choice

A photo of Sarah | The truth behind the hundreds of different brands we choose from By Sarah Ming 8 hours ago ACME, a supermarket at 40th and Walnut streets, October 23, 2020. Credit: Sukhmani Kaur Should I drink Coke or Sprite? Am I in the mood for a Twix …

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SC adjourns BCCI’s plea to allow modification of its constitution

The case is important for the BCCI because the date of the amendments could decide the mandates of its president Sourav Ganguly and its secretary Jay Shah The case is important for the BCCI because the date of the amendments could decide the mandates of its president Sourav Ganguly and …

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Action of the week: Rogers

Check out more episodes of Stock of the Week here Andrew Willis: After an outage at Rogers (RCI.B) hit both landlines and wireless services last week, leaving millions without phone and internet service, we think the biggest consequence could be the consumer frustration – rather than lasting problems for Rogers. …

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Why America Urgently Needs India’s UPI Boost

The United States, the epicenter of financial innovation and growth, has long been the undisputed global leader in finance. The leadership position, however, could see a rapid change in the near future. Considering the tectonic shifts seen in recent years, led by India’s innovative United Payments Interface (UPI), it is …

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Go from app to super app with financial data (VB On-Demand)

Presented by Envestnet | Yodlee Super Apps provide consumers with a single portal to a range of services and offer tremendous opportunities for all financial institutions. In this VB Live event, learn how they work, explore their possibilities, see why they’re only as great as the data they use, and …

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Canada Morning Brief: Everything you need to know for July 11

Hello “Andrew from Narcity here!” ☕ Since our last edition of Morning Brief from CanadaHank Scorpio-wannabe Elon Musk pulled out of his massive bid to buy Twitter, leading everyone to do the exact same thing a bit vulgar and extremely obvious joke about the father of (at least) nine children. …

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What will it take for the ONDC to be as successful as the UPI?

One of the most notable catalysts of India’s digital revolution has been the UPI (United Payments Interface), which is expected to cross the Rs 100 trillion mark soon. A similar move is on the horizon for e-commerce. The ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) is envisaged as the IPU of …

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Meat Industry Consolidation Creates Expensive BBQ

Jack Payne, Opinion Contributor Consumers will pay 17% more — or about $10 — for their July 4 meals this year, according to a basket survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The biggest year-over-year price increase is for ground beef that Americans will use to shape their burger patties. …

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G7 Stock Market “Double Down” (and Sentiment Results)…

Leon Neal/Getty Images News Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This is exactly what the G7 decided to do by issuing its communiqué on Tuesday and pushing the Dow down about 500 points and energy prices …

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[OPINION] The World Trade Organization’s failed response to the pandemic

[OPINION] The World Trade Organization’s failed response to the pandemic

“No one is safe until everyone is safe.” The threat of breakthrough infections caused by future SARS-CoV-2 variants has highlighted the need to increase the global effort to scale up production of COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and diagnostics. Not only do global inequalities in vaccines persist in the least developed countries …

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Price of rice and vegetables on the rise

Merchants blame flooding in hubs Yasser Wardad | Published: Jun 25, 2022 8:57:59 a.m. | Updated: June 25, 2022 9:00:45 a.m. Rice prices continued to rise in local markets, with major consumer goods companies raising prices by a maximum of Tk 6.0-11 per kg, according to market sources. Onion and …

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Sobeys parent Empire raises dividend after boosting earnings last quarter

Breadcrumb Links New CEO says company ‘doesn’t like or take advantage of’ higher inflation An Empire-owned FreshCo grocery store in Toronto. Photo by Brent Lewin/Bloomberg Content of the article Sobeys’ parent company, Empire Co. Ltd., increased its profits last quarter and rewarded its shareholders with a 10% increase in the …

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Large private equity funds need closer oversight

Large funds pose systemic risk to the US and global financial system Comment Recent reports report that the Justice Department’s top antitrust lawyer, Jonathan Kanter, plans to examine the practice of large private equity funds to “bundle” competing firms to create monopolies and oligopolies. It might be a good idea …

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Energy companies ransom all Australians

Lucy and Malcolm Turnbull’s call for the development of central Sydney to expand west seems simple enough. However, developers, who are driving the sprawl of new suburbs and the regeneration of older suburbs, do not like tree canopies or setbacks from roads to allow modest front gardens . Some have …

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Growth stocks hold up well against market challenges

Many of the challenges plaguing financial markets are now priced into growth stocks, given spectacular drawdowns this year, says Greg McCullough, portfolio manager at Putnam Investments. Speaking on the Soundbites podcast, McCullough said growing businesses seem to be coping well with economic headwinds such as rising interest rates, soaring inflation …

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Chinese gas suppliers grow rapidly as Russia ban takes hold

Russia and Ukraine are collectively the largest producers of some of the world’s noble gases. As the conflict between these two countries continues, the supply of these gases is decreasing. To make matters worse, in response to several sanctions against Russia, the country will ban the supply of these gases …

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Landmark bill to liberalize Thailand’s liquor industry passes first reading

Opposition party Move Forward’s Progressive Liquor Bill, which aims to break the entrepreneurial brewer’s oligopoly and provide business opportunities for small community entrepreneurs, passed its first reading in the Lower House last night (Wednesday), by 178 votes to 137, with 15 abstentions. A 25-member committee has been set up to …

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DTAC-True merger poses risk to growth

According to a study by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). This would result in reduced GDP growth worth between 8.2 billion baht and 323 billion baht, based on the country’s GDP in 2021. The study was conducted by the NBTC subcommittee charged with assessing the economic impact of …

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World wheat prices jump after India’s export ban and war in Ukraine: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Quotations strengthened in all major market segments, but monthly increases were least pronounced (2.6%) for the most traded Indica varieties, amid abundant supplies, particularly in India, a- he declared. The FAO Sugar Price Index fell 1.1 percent from April as a bumper harvest in India supported global supply prospects. The …

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Modi government policies are making workers, small traders and farmers destitute

These factors together with falling rural wages and the destitution of many small traders and farmers have a feedback effect on rural demand for consumer goods purchased from urban industry. There are reports of a sluggish demand for two-wheeled vehicles, otherwise purchased in large numbers by the rural population. This …

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Deepsquare might be the best decentralized cloud solution on the market.

Decentralized cloud computing is seen by many as the next stage in the evolution of the Internet. In the era of blockchain, decentralized applications also known as dApps such as cryptocurrencies, games, decentralized exchanges, etc. stimulate demand and lead to the emergence of new entrants in this space, such as …

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Lawmakers grill FDA for role in formula shortage

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers aren’t just focusing on the manufacturers’ role in the formula shortage, they’re also looking at whether the Food and Drug Administration has some responsibility, according to testimony at two separate hearings on Capitol Hill. “Infant formula is more regulated than most food products in the United States, …

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Q&A: Conducting Public M&A Transactions in Taiwan

Complete the deal Hostile transactions What are the special considerations for unsolicited transactions for public companies? Hostile takeovers of state-owned companies are rare in Taiwan because regulators are very concerned about such deals. Although regulators may not proactively stop such a transaction, it may raise many concerns during the regulatory …

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10 letters to read: May’s most notable letters to the editor

Enjoy a selection of the month’s most notable letters to the editor, listed in chronological order. To understand what we are looking for in letters, read here. An underground pipeline carries natural gas near Midland, Texas on January 29. Photo: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News Home Truths Shatter Kerry’s Net-Zero Dreams | …

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Opinion: Ottawa must fix trade loopholes hurting independent businesses

Vass Bednar is Executive Director of McMaster University’s Master of Public Policy in the Digital Society program and Adjunct Professor of Political Science. Denise Hearn is Principal Investigator at the American Project on Economic Freedoms. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology is currently conducting a study …

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Two women-led startups seek to solve infant formula crisis with synthetic breastmilk

Although years away from FDA approval, Helaina and BioMilq are banking on parents’ willingness to feed their newborns a lab-developed product The shortage of infant formula is an issue that Laura Katz and Michelle Egger considered when they separately decided to develop synthetic alternatives to breast milk. Katz’s startup Helaina …

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As soaring food prices begin to bite, experts say Malaysia has learned little from the pandemic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 – Experts say Putrajaya has failed to react quickly enough to tackle long-standing structural issues threatening national food security, leaving Malaysia vulnerable to a global commodity supply shock which caused commodity prices to skyrocket. Food policy advocates have long warned of the dangers of the country’s …

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Internet is imperfect and Web3 is the answer: a16z

He said that after the friendly beginnings of Web2, companies became more “extractive and less cooperative”, presumably referring to web giants such as Google (GOOG) and Meta (formerly Facebook – FB), although he does not mention them directly. Web3 is different, however, because it aligns network participants to work together …

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Inside Ellen DeGeneres’ Emotional TV Farewell Inside Ellen DeGeneres’ Emotional Finale Show

The final episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs on NBC on May 26, capping a 19-year streak on daytime television for the now 64-year-old host. And as TV insiders recently told Page Six, it was an “emotional” time. for Ellen, who filmed the final episode late last month. Alberto …

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Bette Midler slammed for tweeting ‘Try breastfeeding’ amid formula shortage

By Brent Furdyk. 16 seconds ago Bette Midler is raked over the coals on social media after what was supposed to be a humorous comment apparently missed the mark. On May 12, the “Hocus Pocus” star retweeted a comment about formula shortages from MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, who tweeted about …

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Dan Hibbs: Bioplastics should replace harmful petrochemical plastics

This comment is from Dan Hibbs, an Underhill resident who studies community entrepreneurship at the University of Vermont. Did you know that the Chittenden Solid Waste District no longer accepts compostable tableware? The technology that breaks down plant-based bioplastics is too expensive. But without industrial composting, bioplastic pollution is almost …

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Sabrina Maddeaux: Liberal plan won’t solve Ontario’s ridiculous elevator crisis

Breadcrumb Links Ontario election Comment NP Anyone who lives in an apartment building in Ontario knows that feeling. You leave your unit to be confronted with a dreaded piece of paper stuck to an elevator door: “Out of Order” Publication date : May 10, 2022 • 46 minutes ago • …

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Canada moves to block $16 billion telecommunications merger in world’s most expensive market

Spring may have finally arrived and the snow has melted, but regulators in Canada want to implement a blockbuster meltdown on dry ice. On Saturday, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, two of Canada’s major telecommunications companies, announced that the country’s Competition Bureau would sue to block their proposed $16 billion …

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Competition authorities oppose $26 billion merger of telcos Rogers and Shaw

Breadcrumb Links Telecom News The telecom operators said they remained committed to doing what is necessary to join forces and would oppose the competition commissioner’s request to prevent the transaction. The deal was expected to close by the end of June, but the companies have now extended the closing “deadline” …

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Less Than Truckload 2022 Study: Trials and Tribulations of Rising Tariffs

The past two years have been anything but normal, and considering the state of the LTL market, that fact couldn’t be more true for shippers and carriers. And while things appear to be improving on the pandemic front, a host of issues persist in the LTL sector, including inflation, ongoing …

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Want to save the planet? Invest in better agricultural policy, not biotech meat

A technician presents lab-grown chicken meat in a sealed bag to food tech startup SuperMeat in … [+] the town of Ness Ziona in central Israel on June 18, 2021. – It looks like chicken and tastes like chicken; but diners in Israel are feasting on lab-grown “meat” that scientists …

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War of ideas as top legal brains weigh coffee deal

Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka has defended the controversial deal the government reached with the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company (UVCC), saying the terms of the deal, including tax breaks and other concessions, have been studied and judged in accordance with the law. . “Before approving this agreement in accordance with my …

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rbi: Reduce public debt to support growth, says RBI report

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has suggested that the government reduce its debt to 66% of gross domestic product (GDP) over the next five years to secure India’s medium-term growth prospects. India’s debt reduction is important, especially since monetary policy tends to prioritize price stability and output stabilization. In …

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Election 22 The Real Stakes – Adding Value by Professor Danny Samson

@AuManufacturing’s occasional editorial series on the real issues of the 2022 Federal Election continues today. Here, Danny Samson asks why Australia doesn’t add more value through manufacturing, and can we ever? Our economy is generally doing well, regardless of the fact that we are a commodity-exporting nation, as evidenced by …

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Peru. The President will submit a draft law for consultation on the new Constitution | News | ANDEAN

13:00 | Cusco (Cusco region), April 23. The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo has announced that he will submit a bill to Congress to conduct a popular consultation so that citizens can express their opinion on the change of the Political Constitution of Peru. “From Cusco, I announce that, …

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Is the market overreacting to

Netflix (NFLX, Financial) lost more than a third of its market capitalization in a tumultuous session on Wednesday when it announced that it had lost subscribers in the last quarter for the first time in 10 years. It looks like many leveraged and/or momentum investors have just thrown stocks into …

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Why ‘Alt-Protein’ Won’t Save the Planet

Chart from The Politics of Protein Phil Howard A new report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems criticizes the growing trend of alternative proteins. Promising a more sustainable and humane food system, this “alternative protein” sector, which includes mass-marketed plant-based foods, cell-cultured meats and precision fermentation …

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Central bank digital currencies could ‘promote financial inclusion’

kertlis/iStock via Getty Images As regulators around the world consider the risks and benefits of adopting a central bank digital currency, central banks believe that a digital form of a country’s fiat currency “could promote financial inclusion in the context of its payment properties,” explained authors from the Bank for …

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Why This Man Feels Responsible Sourcing Is Irresponsible – JCK

On JCK’s New Years podcast, I said my 2022 resolution was to talk to more people I disagree with. When I first contacted Australian photographer Hugh Brown (pictured left) – who specializes in taking photos of artisanal miners – I didn’t think he would be one of them. But after …

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The engine that powers Web, Metaverse and HPC

DeepSquare: Decentralized sustainable business cloud ecosystem for web applications, Web3 dApps and high performance computing. Founded in July 2021, DeepSquare is a registered Swiss association led by project managers and co-founders Diarmuid Daltún and Dr. Florin Dzeladini. DeepSquare aims to provide a true decentralized sustainable alternative to the cloud oligopoly, …

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3 Dividend Growth Stocks to Help Fight Inflation

Dividend growth stocks can be a great way to fight inflation The dividend growth strategy is undoubtedly one of the most popular approaches to investing. It’s about buying and owning stocks of quality, dividend-paying companies that grow their cash flow enough each year to consistently increase their payouts to shareholders. …

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UK energy strategy focuses on supply and ignores other issues

The government’s energy security strategy, released yesterday, failed to provide a sensible, long-term response to our energy crisis. In a moment of newfound clarity, Boris Johnson explained that energy policy had too long been dominated by short-termism and that there was a need to think much longer term. It’s hard …

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Colby Cosh: Shedding light on spate of thefts at Calgary pottery stores

Breadcrumb Links Comment NP Window coverings virtually required by federal law mean criminals don’t have to worry about passers-by spotting a robbery in progress Publication date : 06 April 2022 • 6 hours ago • 4 minute read • 7 comments A suspect attempts to rob a Calgary cannabis store …

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2 BMO TSX ETFs that could outperform in 2022

Image source: Getty Images The Canadian energy and banking sectors dominate the market capitalization of the TSX, being among the most sustainable and profitable industries in Canada. Now, with inflation at historic highs and the threat of multiple rate hikes on the horizon, these energy and banking stocks are once …

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Is Rogers stock a buy following acquisition approval?

Image source: Getty Images. Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI.B)(NYSE: RCI) is Canada’s largest wireless service provider. This company’s subscriber base of more than 10 million equates to one-third of the entire Canadian market. Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) is a Canada-based cable company that is one of the largest providers of landline telephone, …

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Retirees: Buy These 3 TSX Utilities Stocks for Safe and Reliable Passive Income

Image source: Getty Images Retirement portfolios should provide those in their golden years with a stable stream of income that lasts their entire expected lifespan. Therefore, it is essential to ensure a safe and perpetual withdrawal rate. To do this, retirees should choose high-quality, low-volatility stocks that have good potential …

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Fear vs Participatory Politics in Chile

We care for and defend the Constitutional Convention! By Andres Kogan Valderrama HAVANA TIMES – As the constitutional process advances in Chile, with the approval of different laws during the plenary session of this unprecedented democratic entity, some of the most conservative sectors of Chilean society have been quick to …

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Local experts and international developers discuss the challenges of entering the renewable energy market in Central Asia

Central Asia has a unique renewable energy potential, having the capacity to develop solar, wind and hydropower projects. With ambitious renewable energy targets set in both Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, the sector is attracting great interest among international investors. Central Asia has a unique renewable energy potential, having the capacity to …

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3 Canadian Dividend Stocks Sure for Rising Inflation

Image source: Getty Images Everything costs more – from groceries to pumping fuel to the gas station to haircuts to the salon! Inflation is a normal phenomenon where a normal basket of goods consumed by ordinary people increases in cost. However, recent inflation rates have been higher than usual due …

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The inaction of government agencies behind the price spiral: HC

FE REPORT | Published: Mar 15, 2022 8:41:13 a.m. If government mechanisms such as regulators and watchdogs were active, hoarders wouldn’t have the guts to hoard essentials to pocket extra profits, the High Court says over the steep price hikes. Such comments came during the hearing on a motion for …

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Inflation and rising prices stem from Biden’s policies

After reading Joe LaLumia’s letter (“Challenging Beliefs About Socialism Brings Silence,” Feb. 26), I thought some of his statements needed to be addressed. He argues that “…rising fuel prices, supply chain problems, and inflation – are the result of years of Republican free-market deregulation. Fuel prices are the result of …

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Civica partnership between Mayo Clinic, leading hospitals and foundations to sell generic insulin at low prices – Reuters

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Subject to Food and Drug Administration approval, inexpensive insulin will hit pharmacies in 2024. The affordable insulin will be produced by Civica, a Utah-based nonprofit generic drug maker. The society is an initiative launched in 2018 by a list of supporting philanthropies and 55 leading health systems, …

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Sterling Higa: The Promise and Peril of Remote Working

Two years ago this month, Mayor Caldwell announced stay-at-home orders for Oahu and Governor Ige imposed a 14-day quarantine for travelers to Hawaii. Since then, our state has been grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, which now appears to be waning. Throughout the pandemic, the concept of the “new normal” has …

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Growth hampered by “supply chain disruptions, capacity constraints, inflation, logistical challenges, labor shortages”

Here’s what the leaders of these industries have said. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. Growth in February in companies outside the manufacturing sector was held back “by supply chain disruptions, capacity constraints, inflation, logistical challenges and labor shortages,” the ISM Services PMI reported today. The ISM Services PMI is …

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Four Ways Corporate Greed Causes Inflation | The incision | Detroit

Click to enlarge Shutterstock Much of what prepared us for inflation right now were business decisions made long before COVID. Like many Americans, I’ve thought a lot about inflation – what causes it, why we’re experiencing it right now, and how it will affect my family. So I decided to …

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Brace yourself, food prices are set to rise – 100 Mile House Free Press

At the end of 2021, food price forecasters admitted that their projected annual increase for 2021 was lower by $106, less than the nearly $700 forecast. The forecast in this Canadian Food Price Report for 2022 is an increase of just under $1,000, or $966. For a family of four, …

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Another Headwind: A 3-Letter Word Much Dreaded by Investors

Image source: Getty Images People all over the world knew in advance about Russia’s plan to invade Ukraine. However, it still came as a shock when Vladimir Putin ordered special military operations against his neighbor. Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), condemned the push into …

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Kazakhstan will boost foreign investment

Kazakhstan’s policy of openness to foreign investment remains central Asian republic’s strategic priority, president says Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at the meeting of the Council of Foreign Investors on February 22. “As president of this country, I want to assure you that the open door policy for foreign investment remains our …

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A missed opportunity for judicial review for the Malaysian Competition Commission

(February 20): Following the Asian financial crisis of 1997, competition law was adopted as legislation in major ASEAN economies in the first half of the past two decades. In Malaysia, the Competition Act 2010 came into force in 2012, with the Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) being mandated by Parliament to …

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China Battery Swap Market Growth Opportunities 2022: New Battery-as-a-Service Subscription Business Model for Battery Swap Services – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Chinese Battery Swap Growth Opportunities” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Battery exchange services are emerging solutions in China and around the world. They allow quick battery replacement in 3 to 10 minutes. In addition, compared to traditional charging solutions, they offer significant time savings. Charging …

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The smartest dividend stocks to buy with $400 right now

Dividend stocks can be a “cheat code” for building wealth. Your dividend stocks work around the clock, earning the profits paid to you just for being a shareholder. Suppose you invest money and time to collect dividend-paying stocks and reinvest your earnings to keep buying more. In this case, you …

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India’s potential appointment with ‘leaving the elite’ may come at the expense of the poor

Amidst all the talk of two Bharats, do we see a time horizon where India’s ‘elite’ might abandon India’s poor and vulnerable? This is a question I’ve been thinking about for a few months now. Curiosity peaked a few days after the presentation of the recent EU budget, in the …

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Forget the stock split: here are 5 top reasons to buy Alphabet

ParentGoogle Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) recently announced that it would split its shares 20 for 1 later this year. As a result, individual shares will become much more affordable for those who do not have the ability to purchase partial shares. Stock splits do nothing to increase or decrease the underlying …

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Stock: A Dominant, Cash-Generating Business (NASDAQ: HMHC)

Craig Barritt/Getty Images Entertainment The following segment is excerpted from this fund letter. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC) During the quarter, we took a central position in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a small cap education company which is undergoing a strategic business shift aimed at improving its customer captivity, value addition and …

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How Hollywood Studios Stayed Ahead of Regulators – The Hollywood Reporter

Rumors, news and insider gossip heralding mega-media deals from Discovery Inc. and Warner-Media, and Amazon and MGM, repeat a familiar story of consolidation and control among the top predators of the entertainment industry. . The idea was to staple together the production, distribution and operating flow charts (vertical integration) while …

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Amazon eats more of the world as Facebook starts to rot

Proof that the world is turning into planet Amazon can be found on page four of the tech giant’s latest earnings release. The Nasdaq exchange, Best Buy, Goldman Sachs (the vampire squid), Fannie Mae (of subprime fame), Pfizer (of vaccine profiteering fame), and United Airlines are just a few of …

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O’Reilly and Dobbs reunite and complain to Fox News

No news/screenshot Bill O’Reilly and Lou Dobbs, once two of Fox News’ biggest stars, are now reduced to complaining about their former employer on the fringes. Dobbs, a former Fox Business host known for his endless praise of Donald Trump, appeared on disgraced former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly’s web …

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Energy from waste – installation of traps

As it currently stands, Energy from Waste (EfW) infrastructure may not be able to play a role in waste management in NSW Yes, there is the Parkes Special Activation Precinct (SAP) process, with a shortlist of sponsors not yet announced. But the logistical challenges of getting waste to Parkes and …

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Social market economy, atbp for presidential candidates

Last of 2 parts The introduction to the social market economy (SOME) in the first part of this article last week hinted at a Filipino version for the benefit of the five main presidential candidates, each of whom can take the presidency. But supporters of SOME and the federal-parliamentary (fed-parl) …

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MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門每日時報 » Melinda Chan strives for a concession

Onot On the sidelines of a trade event, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf executive Melinda Chan said the company would do its best to bid for a gambling concession. Chan is Executive Director of Macau Legend Development Limited and CEO of Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. As the gambling law review bill reaches parliament, …

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Federal judge says courts don’t have to buy ‘absurd explanations’ for bad regulations

A Mississippi federal judge will allow a major challenge to the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) healthcare regulations to proceed, over objections from state attorneys, after finding ‘plausible’ evidence “That these rules have increased costs and reduced access to health care. It’s a small but significant victory in the ongoing …

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Opinion: Inflation isn’t the Fed’s biggest failure

STANFORD, Calif. (Project Syndicate)—The appointment of new members to the US Federal Reserve Board offers Americans and Congress an opportunity to reflect on the world’s most important central bank and its future. The obvious question to ask first is how the Fed blew away its primary mandate, which is to …

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Arabian Camels’ “Antara” NFT set to launch on January 14, 2022, with celebrity endorsements and MoonPay integration

Arabian Camels, an NFT community that is revolutionizing the movie industry, today announced the pre-sale of the Antara Movie NFT. Presales will begin on January 14, 2022, with the integration of cryptocurrency exchange, MoonPay, allowing individuals to purchase Ethereum from its official website, to enable NFT purchases. (Photo: GLOBE NEWSWIRE) …

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Sleep well at night in 2022 with this 4.8% dividend

Passive income is a beautiful thing. You can live off it, let it pay your bills, or reinvest it to increase your income stream over time. But knowing you’ll get paid is the key to stress-free dividend investing, however you use it. Telecom giant Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is arguably top …

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The First Competitive Report on DC Circuit Breaker Markets – Hunter Women’s Chronicle

Reading time:3 minutes, 12 seconds Southwest Power Pool Releases First Competitive Report on Direct Current Circuit Breaker (DCB) Markets. The report covers all aspects of DCBs, including market insights, drivers and emerging opportunities. DC Circuit Breaker Market Types There are two types of DC circuit breaker markets: General Electric (GE) …

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Gravitas | Manila weather

If there’s one thing I remember from studying in the US and Australia, it’s BLUF – the bottom line from the get-go. I have to bring this up in this article because I think I missed the opportunity to pique our readers’ interest in my column last week titled “Prepare …

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Improving the effectiveness of political party dialogue in Nepal – Telegraph Nepal

Dev Raj Dahal, Kathmandu, Nepal Introduction: Nepalese state sovereignty is weak to harness chaos and the road to democratic rule is hampered by a lack of consensual behavior by political leaders on a myriad of constitutional issues, the peace process, state building and structural reforms. Meaningful policy dialogues promote mutual …

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